Functional Medicine for the 21st Century
Functional medicine is an evolution of the practice of medicine that better responds to the healthcare needs of the 21st century. Focused on addressing the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms, functional medicine incorporates the latest information and understanding about how environmental and lifestyle factors in concert with genetics and individual biology influence health and wellness.
Integrating best medical practices, functional medicine integrates traditional western medical practices with what is sometimes considered integrative medicine. That integration creates a focus on prevention as well as treatment through nutrition, exercise, and re-establishing metabolic and hormonal balance.
Use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques as well as prescribed combinations of medications, nutritional supplements and botanical medicines allow the patient to feel better, live with more vitality and even prevent disease.
Dr. Karen Kaufman has a passion for providing personalized and comprehensive care to her patients using a combination of conventional medicine and her functional medicine training.
How is Functional Medicine Going To Help Me With Hormone Imbalance?
Hormonal balance actually involves much more than just the measurable hormones. It is a web of interactions between nutrition, digestive function, detoxification function and hormonal function. The role of your doctor is is to help define any dysfunction by taking a thorough history, physical exam and lab tests. Then, in partnership with you, treatment is recommended and can include dietary changes, nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, exercise and stress reduction techniques.
I just wanted to again THANK YOU for seeing me when I was in CO! Two weeks in and I feel AMAZING – so many of the pre-diabetic systems have stopped and I am SLEEPING! This vitamin/ supplement regimen is really terrific. You have changed the trajectory of my life and health. ~JN
Functional and hormonal medicine services may or may not be covered by your insurance plan but certainly can go toward your deductible. Our office will provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement but we do not bill your insurance directly. Because Dr. Kaufman is a board certified M.D., most patients can expect significant reimbursement.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Kaufman’s for over 15 years and she is one of the best health care practitioners I’ve had the pleasure of working with in my entire life. When I was diagnosed with cancer in my 30s, my hormones went WAY out of balance. Karen created a treatment plan for me that has helped me feel significantly better, and she is always ahead of the curve when it comes to making minor adjustments to optimize my treatment. Karen is extremely bright, up on the latest research, and really listens to her patients; the result is that I can relax – I know that I’m in great hands and that she always has my best interest in mind. Thank you Dr. Karen. ~LK